Reviews and Problems with Killer Klowns from Outer Space
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Movie overall 8
12 September 2014
Excerpt: A film that never takes itself seriously, nothing but the scene at the police station, you think about it before and we laugh. The chase in ice cream truck with music so tipical of a ice cream truck, it's hilarious. We have an HD picture with a bit of grain but not annoying. The accuracy is not perfect, vertical lines and dust are sometimes visible. The colors are beautiful. An image that still allows a rediscovery of the film.
Excerpt: This is a Blu-ray release that really gets the blood pumping. It gives collectors hope that if a film such as this gets a solid release, then many of the others on nearly all of our wish lists may not be too far behind. This Blu-Ray transfer really captures the look and feel that the film had during it's theatrical exhibition. It's an extremely well done disc with a good audio mix and a nice assortment of extras.
Excerpt: Killer Klowns is sort of a homage to paranoid sci-fi movies of the 1950's (or perhaps just accidentally so as it features similarly poor production values), but lacks the shlock charm of the Blob remake which came out in the same year. The plot is absolute nonsense. Killer Klowns from, you guessed it, Outer Space land in rural America in their big-top spaceship. Their motive: to snatch humans away for dipping in their poisonous cotton candy.
Excerpt: Killer Klowns is hands down one of the best b movies to come out of the 80's! In terms of improved picture quality...I wasn't expecting much with such a low budget movie. And I'm glad I kept my expectations low. While this does look better than the dvd, it's not by leaps and bounds. Some of the night scenes look really soft, but the well lit stuff looks a lot sharper. And the colours on the klowns definitely pop a lot more.
Excerpt: This is a low budget movie but the story is kind of amusing and not boring at all. It's for kids' horror movie, no gore. The PQ transfer is quite outstanding but audio is only DTS 2.0 channel. For the price, it's worth it. Thanks.
Excerpt: This is basically the same extras as the old MGM Midnite Movies disc, with HD pictures and allegedly HD sound. That doesn't make it an "upconvert" though as the first reviewer annoyingly put (I was quite annoyed at hearing this, until the disc arrived). It does appear to be from the same master as the DVD, and I'd be lying if I said I hadn't seen superior Blu-ray pictures of other 1980s horror/monster films of comparable budgets, but it still looks very good.
Excerpt: There is absolutely no way a true videophile could ever think that this is simply an upconvert of the DVD. It baffles me that others are suggesting it is, and it's disappointing as well. If consumers take the misinformation to heart, then this title will do poorly and there will be little hope of seeing more catalogue films like this making it to blu.
Excerpt: What a great midnight movie. Video is a little soft but overall they did a good job keeping the film intact. Colors seem solid, blacks are good and the film grain is intact. Motion is film like. Audio is clear and clean. It's a little off in the timing, although I think intentional. The only part I would change is maybe a Killer Klowns styled menu and a more retro cover art. Fans will be happy. I know I am.